Tips For A Healthy And Safe 2017

Our Louisville personal injury attorneys want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year that is safe and healthy. Below are some tips that we hope will be useful as you begin another year. Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Injury Wash your hands often. Keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to avoid spreading germs and getting sick. Manage your stress level. Stress can cause you to lose sleep, change your eating habits, and cause physical illnesses (i.e. high blood pressure, headaches, heart problems, etc.).  Find ways to relieve stress and relax such as exercise, meditation, or a hobby. Get enough sleep. The average adult needs about eight hours of sleep each night. Practice good sleeping habits by avoiding caffeine and large meals right before bedtime. Keeping your bedroom quiet and dark can also promote restful and restorative sleep. Get regular check-ups and discuss various vaccinations, immunizations, screenings, and tests that can prevent illnesses. Prevent falls and other injuries. For information about preventing injuries and falls, visit the Injury Prevention & Control page of the CDC. Eat a balanced, healthy diet. You can get information about the recommended daily allowance of nutrients from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Choose My Plate website. Exercise several times each week. If you don’t like going to the gym, find a recreational activity such as riding a bicycle, walking, dancing, or playing a sport. Check smoke alarms at least twice a year to replace batteries ensure the alarms are in working order. Consider installing carbon monoxide detectors in addition to smoke alarms, especially in older homes. Keep prescription and over-the-counter medications in a secure location away from children and adults who may not understand the dangers and side effects of some medications. Practice safe driving habits (i.e. avoid impaired driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving). […]

By | January 6th, 2017|Bedsores, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Tips For A Healthy And Safe 2017

What Is Elder Financial Abuse?

Elder financial abuse is a crime under some state laws, but it can also be the subject of a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator. The National Center on Elder Abuse defines Elder Financial or Material Exploitation as “the illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds, property, or assets.” Examples of elder financial abuse include: […]

By | January 4th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on What Is Elder Financial Abuse?

Avoid Nursing Home Abuse – Signs Of A Bad Nursing Home

Searching for a nursing home is a daunting task that no one enjoys. Placing your loved one in the hands of strangers is not an easy decision. Finding a nursing home that meets your needs and has a good reputation is important. You want your loved one in an environment where your loved one will receive exceptional care so he or she can thrive. One of the most common concerns when searching for a nursing home is elder and nursing home abuse. Being aware of the warning signs that indicate the facility you are considering may be a bad nursing home can help you avoid placing your loved one in the wrong facility. […]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Avoid Nursing Home Abuse – Signs Of A Bad Nursing Home